How Bad Weather Impacts Your Roof

Have you been noticing signs of wear and tear on your shingles? Has your roof begun to look a little shabby and worn down? Here at W&W Roofing and Home Improvement, we’re experts when it comes to diagnosing problem areas on your roof. Our staff members prioritize your health and safety by identifying the places where the integrity of your rooftop has been compromised. 

Time and exposure to the elements make your roof susceptible to weather damage and other serious issues, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you notice peeling shingles, cracks or leaks. Read on for more info about how weather can affect your roof, or chat with one of our friendly team members!

Rain And Hail Storms

Wondering how water and ice can break down your roof materials over time? Here are some of the most common ways that rain and hail cause destruction:

Water Damage

Moisture that is left unchecked can wreck your roof and strain your wallet fairly quickly. Heavy rain for an extended period creates the risk of leaks forming from cracks in your rooftop, or water becoming trapped under loose shingles. Once moisture seeps into the exposed materials of your roof, mold, algae or mildew will grow and weaken your structure. This eventually leads to rot, which can cause permanent damage and require your entire roof to be replaced.

Ice Damage

Snow and ice are also extremely destructive when it comes to the integrity of your roof. Blizzards are dangerous since they allow snow to settle into cracks, holes and spaces underneath loose shingles. Eventually, the snow melts, and the water seeps into your roof and breaks down the wood. Hail is especially detrimental to your shingles. tThe impact on your rooftop causes the wearing down of the materials or causing them to fracture and break off entirely.

Sun Damage

Radiation from the sun is inescapable, which is why it’s wise to check your roof regularly. Daily exposure to the sun can dry out the coating on your rooftop, creating cracks, holes and ruptures in your shingles as they become brittle. This eventually leads to your shingles falling off, leaving space for moisture to accumulate and destroy the wood underneath.

Wind Destruction

Depending on the area you live in, high winds can cause severe damage to your roof materials. Strong gusts can rip shingles from your home and chip away at your roof through airborne debris. Severe storms, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, are notorious when it comes to destroying sections of your roof or caving in certain areas. Thankfully, certain types of shingles and materials are created to withstand strong winds through built-in nail strips and other innovative features.

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